Triple L Paediatric Speech Pathology and Audiology, Redlands City

Fees

The cost of speech therapy and audiology for your child and rebate options available.

At Triple L Paeadiatric Speech Pathology and Audiology our goal is to provide quality care for your child.  We want to support you as a family and help your child to achieve their best possible outcomes.  We aim to keep the cost of speech therapy and all necessary assessments as affordable as possible, whilst providing high-quality care from our experienced practitioners.   

Please note that the assessment prices quoted are a guide only based on the expected duration of the assessment session. Should the assessment take longer than the expected time, additional costs may be incurred with your approval. Any change to the quoted price will be discussed with you during the course of your appointment.

Audiology Assessments

Hearing Screen: $50
Otoscopic examination
Tympanometry
Screen of hearing across the major speech frequencies (500Hz – 4000Hz)
Brief report included
 
Hearing Assessment (3 years old +): $190
Otoscopic examination
Tympanometry and ipsilateral acoustic reflex threshold testing
Pure tone audiometry (250 Hz to 8000 Hz) including bone conduction audiometry where indicated
Speech audiometry
Assessment (30min): $95
Formal report: $95
 
Auditory Processing Screen/Assessment: $240 – $430
Hearing Assessment
Auditory Processing Screen of three master areas of auditory processing (auditory comprehension, auditory decoding, and temporal processing and patterning).
– Please note that for children aged between 3.5 and 5, only the auditory decoding domain can be screened.
Auditory memory screen
Screen of phonological processing skills including auditory analysis, auditory synthesis and auditory discrimination
Sustained auditory attention screen where indicated.
Hearing Assessment (15 minutes): $50
Auditory Processing Assessment (30 – 60 minutes): $95 – $190
Formal report: $95 – $190
 
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If the child fails one or more subtests of the auditory processing screen, further diagnostic testing is then required to establish the type and severity of auditory processing difficulty/disorder. A full diagnostic assessment can be performed from the age of 5 and can be completed at an additional cost of $180 (including a formal report). If an auditory processing difficulty/disorder is identified, an auditory processing speech pathology assessment is recommended in order to establish what functional impact this may be having on your child’s speech, language and literacy development.

Speech Pathology Assessments

Speech Production Assessment:  $380 
Assessment of speech production skills i.e. articulation
Assessment (1 hour):  $190
Formal report:  $190
 
Preschool Speech and Language Assessment:  $760 
Assessment of speech production skills
Receptive and expressive language assessment
Assessment of phonological/sound awareness skills
Assessment (90 minutes):  $285
Separate feedback session (30 minutes):  $95
Formal report:  $380
 
Primary and High School Speech, Language and Literacy Assessment:  $855
Assessment of speech production skills
Receptive and expressive language assessment
Assessment of phonological awareness and/or auditory perceptual skills (phonic-based skills required for reading and spelling)
Auditory memory screen
Written language and reading comprehension assessment
Assessment (120 minutes):  $380
Separate feedback session (30 minutes):  $95
Formal report:  $380
 
Auditory Processing Speech Pathology Assessment: $570
Assessment of speech production skills
Receptive and expressive language assessment
Assessment of phonological awareness and/or auditory perceptual skills (phonic-based skills required for reading and spelling)
Written language and reading comprehension assessment
Assessment (120 minutes):  $380
Separate Feedback Session (30 minutes) included
Formal reporting of outcomes withing audiology report:  $190
 
 

Speech Therapy Sessions

Speech Pathology Therapy Sessions range from 30 minutes – 1 hour, depending on the age of the child and focus skills. They take place weekly/fortnightly and sometimes more frequently if required. 

Should you be claiming from NDIS, please note that therapy fees will differ slightly to accommodate for administrative requirements involved with NDIS client services.

Please contact the practice to discuss speech therapy sessions and fees.  

Rebates

Medicare/Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plans

At Triple L, all our practitioners are registered providers with Medicare and have a Medicare Provider Number.  Whilst we generally don’t provide bulk billed speech pathology or audiology for children, partial rebates may be available with a written referral from a medical practitioner. Medicare rebates are available if you have a Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plan from your GP, to assist with partial payment of your account.  A CDM Plan will allow you to claim for 5 sessions which can be used for assessment or therapy (reports are not covered, and need to be paid for in full). Please discuss this with your paediatrician or GP to see if your child is eligible for a CDM Plan.  Partial rebates may also be available for some audiology services with a written referral from a medical practitioner e.g. GP or Ear, Nose and Throat specialist. 

We do ask that you please notify us, prior to your appointment, if you are claiming from Medicare, and email your audiology referral or CDM plan to us prior to your appointment.  Settlement of the account will need to be made directly with the practice on the day of the session (via a debit/credit card transaction) or via a bank transfer payment on receipt of the invoice.  Once payment has been received, a receipt of payment will be emailed to you that can then be used to claim back from Medicare.

Private Health Insurance

Depending on your Private Health Fund, you may be eligible for a rebate for your assessments, reports and therapy.  Please check with your health insurer for the rebate amounts.  We are happy to provide the codes required if needed.  Please note that no referral is necessary if claiming through your Private Health Fund. 

The practice does not deal directly with Private Health Care Insurance Companies. Please therefore kindly note that settlement of the account is to be made directly with the practice on the day of the session (via a debit/credit card transaction) or via a bank transfer payment on receipt of the invoice. Once payment has been received, a receipt of payment will be emailed to you that can then be used to claim back from your Private Health Care Insurer. Please could you kindly advise the practice when claiming from Private Health Care as varying procedural codes and information are required in the invoice.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

If you are accessing NDIS funding for your child’s appointments, please advise us of this before attending your first appointment.  NDIS funding can be used for assessments, reports and therapy. 

Please note that the practice is not an NDIS provider. Should you wish, therefore, to claim from NDIS, you will need to do so using self-managed NDIS funding or plan-managed NDIS funding, whereby payment is made directly to the practice and then claimed back from your child’s NDIS self-managed or plan-managed fund.

Cancellation Policy

Sickness: Should your child be sick, a cancellation fee will not be charged, however, we kindly request that you provide us with as much notice as possible so that there is sufficient time to allocate your child’s appointment time to another child, where possible.

Should a cancellation for any alternative reason to sickness be made within 48 hours, there will be no charge. Should a cancellation be made within 48 hours prior to your child’s therapy slot, this will incur a cancellation fee of 50%. Any session that is missed without having informed the therapist prior to the session, will be charged at the full therapy session rate.